Foreign

Sergei Skripal

Ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal discharged from UK hospital

Skripal’s daughter left hospital in April.

Najib Razak

Hundreds of designer bags, jewelry, cash, seized from ex-Malaysia PM

Stories of lavish spending by Najib’s family have long been a sore point for Malaysians.

Trump and Kim

Denuclearise or risk overthrow, Trump warns North Korea’s Kim

Trump contradicts his aide who said North Korea will follow Libyan model of denuclearisation.

Congo on Map

Ebola cases in Congo jumps to 14

One person has been confirmed dead from the virus, but 25 people are suspected to have died from it.

Congo DRC map

WHO convenes emergency meeting as Ebola spreads in Congo

So far 23 people have reportedly died from the disease in the country

Trump

Trump congratulates Americans on Mueller probe’s anniversary

The president has several times called for the shutdown of the probe, describing it as a waste of millions of dollars of public fund

Germany’s Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper used to illustrate the story

German newspaper fires cartoonist for ‘anti-Semitic’ Netanyahu sketch

The cartoonist, Dieter Hanitzsch, has been with the liberal paper for years

Zimbabwean dollars

Britain offers $100m loan to Zimbabwe, first in over 2 decades

The loan will be for up to three years and can be used for capital expenditure or working capital.

Burundians vote in controversial referendum on presidential term limits

Three international broadcasters, including the BBC, have been banned.

Ebola case in DR Congo

Congo Health Ministry warns of ‘new phase’ in Ebola outbreak

A case of the deadly virus was detected for the first time in the northwest city of Mbandaka.

Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenya President signs controversial social media bill into law

Critics say the law could criminalise free speech.

Vatican Pope New Bishops

Pope condemns Gaza killings

“I repeat that the use of violence never leads to peace. War begets war and violence begets violence.”

Guatemala flag

Guatemala opens embassy in Jerusalem, two days after U.S. move

Guatemalan president attends the event.

Kim Jong-Un

North Korea threatens to derail historic summit with South Korea, Trump

The denuclearisation summit is planned for next month, but North Korea now says its terms appear “one-sided”.

President Recep Erdogan

Turkey, Israel expel envoys over Gaza violence

The two countries bicker over the killing of Palestinians by Israel forces following opening of US embassy in Jerusalem

Congo on Map

Ebola cases rise to 42 in Congo

The DRC ministry of health publicly declared the beginning of the EVD epidemic on May 8

India on map

Collapsed bridge kills 16, injures others in India

Twenty-seven people died in a similar collapse of a flyover being built in Kolkata in April 2016.

Russian President, Vladimir Putin

Russian opposition leader jailed for 30 days over protest

Navalny initiated protests against President Vladimir Putin on May 5

prayer ground

Ramadan: German Catholic bishops call for respect of Islam

“As the faithful, we should work for humanity to see itself as a family of God’s creation”.

South Africa on map

South Africa to implement national minimum wage in spite of opposition – Minister

Trade unions have lambasted the NMW which they label as “slavery wage.”

Emmerson-Mnangagwa-ngwena

Blind Zimbabwean sues electoral body over ballot papers

The blind voter is asking the court to compel the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) to provide ballot papers in Braille

Palestinians rally in Gaza for funeral of scores killed by Israeli troops

Israel says it is only protecting its borders.

Mahathir Mohamad

Malaysia’s PM says he’ll stay in office for one to two years only

Mahathir Mohamad was sworn in as prime minister on Thursday.

UN urges calm as over 50 Palestinians killed by Israeli forces

“The Secretary-General is profoundly alarmed by the sharp escalation of violence in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.”

Melania Trump undergoes kidney surgery

Melania “underwent an embolisation procedure to treat a benign kidney condition.”